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Current Affairs 17 October 2022

Current Affairs 17 October 2022

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Current Affairs 17 October 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

  1. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October 2022
  2. Nuclear-powered INS Arihant carries out successful launch of SLBM
  3. Partha Satpathy appointed as next Indian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. ICC to promote gender equality in tie-up with UNICEF
  5. Tamil Nadu is the only State to achieve Jal Jeevan Mission target for 2022 Q1 and Q2
  6. UNDP partners Arya.ag, FWWB India to strengthen value chain in agriculture and allied sectors
  7. Betiyan Bane Kushal: Empowering girl child for future in-demand skills
  8. NHIDCL signs MoU with IIT Patna for innovation in highways construction
  9. India participates at 6th East Asia Summit Education Minister’s Meeting
  10. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launches Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme (CMHIS)
  11. Prakash Padukone honoured with SJFI medal
  12. Rudrankksh Patil becomes second Indian shooter to win 10m air rifle gold at World Championships

 News Details 

1. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October 2022

  • The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022 is celebrated on October 17 annually to raise awareness about the global issue of poverty and how it is a violation of human rights and human dignity
  • History of the Day:
    • The first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on October 17, 1987, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence, and hunger.
    • On that day, more than a lakh of people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger.
    • It was the same place where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948.
    • Through resolution 47/196 adopted on 22 December 1992, the United Nations General Assembly declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
  • Theme:
    • The theme of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty for 2022 is “Dignity for all in practice”.

2. Nuclear-powered INS Arihant carries out successful launch of SLBM

  • INDIA’S STRATEGIC Strike Nuclear Submarine INS Arihant on Friday carried out a successful launch of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM).
  • The Ministry of Defence has said that the test is significant for the SSBN programme, which is a crucial element of India’s nuclear deterrence capability.
  • Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile (SSBN) is a hull classification symbol for nuclear powered ballistic missile carrying submarines.
  • About INS Arihant:
    • It was launched in 2009 and was commissioned in 2016.
    • INS Arihant is a 6000 tonne submarine with a length of 110 metres and a breadth of 11 metres.
    • It can carry a dozen canisterised Sagarika missiles on board.

3. Partha Satpathy appointed as next Indian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Partha Satpathy, presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Hungary, has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • More information:
    • Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina Capital: Sarajevo.
    • Currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Convertible Mark (BAM).

4. ICC to promote gender equality in tie-up with UNICEF

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has entered into a partnership with UNICEF to empower women and girls and promote inclusion and gender equality through cricket.
  • The players will introduce the children to ‘Criiio 4 Good’, a cricket development curriculum, which will help the participants to learn more about gender equity and get to meet their cricketing heroes.
  • The partnership will be activated in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia where all 16 nations will hold ‘Cricket 4 Good Coaching Clinics’ with up to 40 school children taking part in each one.
  • More information:
    • The Partnership will continue throughout the ICC events till the men’s ODI World Cup in India in October-November 2023.
  • More about ICC:
    • Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
    • Chairman: Greg Barclay.

5. Tamil Nadu is the only State to achieve Jal Jeevan Mission target for 2022 Q1 and Q2

  • Tamil Nadu has emerged as the only State which has achieved the target for 2022 Q1 and Q2 for Jal Jeevan Mission, with 69.57 lakh households provided with tap connections till date, according to official data.
  • Of the 1.25 crore households in Tamil Nadu, 69.57 lakh households have received tap connections till date.
  • The percentage of households (55.63%) with tap connections.
  • More information:
    • Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
    • Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2019.
  • About Tamil Nadu:
    • Governor: R. N. Ravi.
    • Capital: Chennai.
    • Chief minister: M. K. Stalin.

6. UNDP partners Arya.ag, FWWB India to strengthen value chain in agriculture and allied sectors

  • UNDP partners Arya.ag, FWWB India to strengthen the value chain in agriculture, allied sectors.
  • The UNDP has selected Arya.ag and Friends of Women’s World Banking, India (FWWB India) as partners to implement enterprise promotion and value chain interventions in agriculture and allied activities.
  • About UNDP:
    • Full form: United Nations Development Programme.
    • Headquarters: New York City.
    • Head: Achim Steiner.

7. Betiyan Bane Kushal: Empowering girl child for future in-demand skills

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) organized a National Conference on skill development in Non-Traditional Livelihood (NTL) for Girls “Betiyan Bane Kushal”.
  • The conference held on 11 Oct 2022, was organised to mark the International Day of the Girl Child.
  • It emphasizes the need for skill development of the girl child in non-traditional methods of livelihood.
  • More information:
    • Minister of Women and Child Development: Smriti Irani.

8. NHIDCL signs MoU with IIT Patna for innovation in highways construction

  • National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), a central public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna for cooperation in innovative solutions for highways construction.
  • It has also signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with CSIR-CRRI, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur and NSDC during the current year 2022-23 to promote innovation in highways construction.
  • More information:
    • Earlier, MoUs with IIT Bombay & IIT Guwahati were signed.
  • About NHIDCL:
    • Managing Director: Chanchal Kumar.
    • Headquarters: Delhi.

9. India participates at 6th East Asia Summit Education Minister’s Meeting

  • India participated at the 6th East Asia Summit Education Minister’s Meeting held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Joint Secretary (International Cooperation) Ministry of Education Ms. Neeta Prasad virtually addressed the gathering and informed about the key initiatives of National Education Policy 2020 and India’s collaborative efforts in education and research with partner countries.

10. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launches Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme (CMHIS)

  • Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched a universal health insurance scheme for the people of the state.
  • The Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme (CMHIS) will be implemented in convergence with the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the Centre.
  • The scheme has been categorised into CMHIS Employees and Pensioners (EP), and CMHIS (General).
  • More about Nagaland:
    • Capital: Kohima.
    • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi (additional charge).

11. Prakash Padukone honoured with SJFI medal

  • Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was awarded the Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) medal for 2019 at a warm ceremony at the Karnataka State Cricket Association.
  • The medal was instituted in 2018, with Vijay Amritraj the first winner.
  • The award function for 2019 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980.

12. Rudrankksh Patil becomes second Indian shooter to win 10m air rifle gold at World Championships

  • 18-year old Rudrankksh Patil won gold in men’s 10m air rifle event in the ISSF World Championship here, becoming only the second Indian to achieve the feat after the legendary Abhinav Bindra.
  • Patil also secured a 2024 Paris Olympics quota for the country in the process.
  • Overall, Patil is the sixth Indian shooter to win gold in World Championships.
  • About ISSF:
    • Full form: International Shooting Sport Federation.
    • Headquarters: Munich, Germany.
    • President: Vladimir Lisin.

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